Vanessa van Hoof
Vanessa van Hoof
Vanessa van Hoof


Nice to meet you!


I am an internationally minded professional with 12 years professional services work experience across London, New York City and Amsterdam/Utrecht. I am passionate about transformation & organisational change/development, innovation, and strategy. I love working in cross-disciplinary settings with multicultural dynamics and a lot of teamwork. Interactive methodologies such as Design Thinking are of interest, too. 

Next to my corporate life I am a photographer and coach, and as a hobby I pursue acting/improv. Scroll on for my latests musings, references to cool books and examples of my work. 




I work freelance as a coach for Millennials and expats looking to address leadership, teaming & (personal) development questions. Check out my business website at


I have a range of books that I recommend if you want to develop your own coaching skills or grow as a person and a leader through personal development. Below a short list of some of my favourites.

On leadership

"Leadership BS" by Jeffrey Pfeffer
"Managing with power" by Jeffrey Pfeffer
"True north" by Bill George and Peter Sims
"Start with why" by Simon Sinek

On change

"Leading change" by John Kotter
"Difficult conversations" by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen

On Creativity & innovation

"Creative confidence" by Tom Kelley & David Kelley
"Change by design" by Tim Brown
"The inevitable" by Kevin Kelly
"The ten faces of innovation" by Tom Kelley

On personal development

"Daring greatly" by Brené Brown
"Rising strong" by Brené Brown
"Mindset" by Carol S. Dweck

On Coaching

"Coaching for performance" by John Whitmore




I love portrait and lifestyle photography - it's real, it's timeless, and it's the 'now' we all too often forget. But I also really enjoy more artistic work and occasional bouts of street photography. 

Reach out to me via the 'Get in touch' button if you want to arrange a shoot, or visit my photography website at

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